Marković kick-starts the “Alliance for Europe” dialogue

Marković kick-starts the “Alliance for Europe” dialogue

Montenegrin Prime Minister Duško Marković and members of Montenegro’s government had a debate within the “Alliance for Europe” with representatives of the NGO Civic Alliance, led by Programme Director Boris Raonić, in which they openly discussed the challenges on the path of European integration and the strengthening of the rule of law.

The discussion and the “Alliance for Europe” initiative’s aim is to reach a consensus on issues significant for overcoming divisions and curving a dynamic path towards the European Union.

Representatives of the Civic Alliance made several constructive proposals aimed at strengthening administrative capacity and potential, stressing the need to strengthen institutions that should address the rule of law issues more effectively.

Representatives of this NGO also stressed the need to improve the accountability principle at the level of institutions, both of public administration and of the judiciary, which would contribute to a better protection of the interests and needs of all citizens.

The issues relevant to the European integration process and overall social development have been extensively discussed. The government will carefully consider all the proposals and suggestions received and adopt an approach.

Earlier today, Marković held a meeting with Executive Director at Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) Dragan Koprivica. The Prime Minister and representatives of the government, in a quite constructive, high – quality and meaningful discussion, received a number of proposals and initiatives, in order to boost the credibility of institutions, public confidence in their work and strengthen the electoral system.

“We recall that the government has initiated a broad dialogue with relevant social actors, aimed at advancing the integration process as a key goal of state policy, the completion of the process of comprehensive reforms and the overall progress of society.  The government will consider responsibly and carefully all of the CDT suggestions given at today’s meeting and in relation to them will determine how to proceed in the whole process”, says the government in a statement.

Deputy Prime Minister for Political System, Interior and Foreign Policy Zoran Pažin, Minister of Public Administration Suzana Pribilović and EU Chief Negotiator Aleksandar Drljević, also attended the meeting./ibna